Adobe Story Leaves Creative Suite Behind

Strong videos start with strong writing, and if your team collaborates to write scripts for online videos, you should know what’s going on with Adobe Story.

Story is Adobe’s script-creation tool, and it helps even new writers create scripts with correct formatting. While Story was introduced with Adobe Creative Suite 5, you won’t find it in the new Adobe Creative Suite 6. You can find it online, however, and for free.

Story now exists in two versions: as Adobe Story Free, an online tool, and Adobe Story Plus, a paid version that offers integrated scheduling and scriptwriting. If you’re working on your own, the free edition is a bargain. It formats as you type, includes script templates, and lets you access your scripts from an iPhone.

If you’re working on a team, look to Adobe Story Plus. It lets you collaborate with team members, work offline, and assign roles. It also includes project management and scheduling tools that help turn a finished script into a finished video.

The free version is available now. If you want the collaborative paid version, you’ll need to wait a bit. Adobe will soon launch Creative Cloud, a subscription service that lets people access Adobe tools for one monthly price. Story Plus will be available on Creative Cloud, which will coast $49.99 with a one-year commitment.

If that’s too rich, Story Plus will also be available as a standalone subscription. Adobe isn’t saying yet what the monthly fee will be.

To help you compare the features in Story Free and Story Plus, look to this helpful chart.


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  1. That’s AWSM I like Adobe it’s the best but still Avid system work batter with TVs systems

    Posted by FFAtop | April 30, 2012, 2:56 pm
  2. Fantastic information Thank You. Screenplay writers should at least know all the software available to them before they make their decision. I do like the idea of knowing my work is available to me online anytime with out having to carry my Laptop everywhere i go.

    Posted by Rebeccah Monyei | May 29, 2012, 7:10 pm
  3. How about integrating the video editor as well:

    StarsVu = Collaboration + Script Writing + Video Editing

    Now this is End-to-End Cloud Video production

    Posted by StarsVu | September 20, 2012, 8:54 am
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